Tiaryn plays the Grand
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Tiaryn plays the Grand

Free // Band Room

From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements.

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Half the Andes
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Half the Andes

Free // Front Bar

Half the Andes are a vocals and double bass duo, who provide a varied selection of jazz standards and reimagined pop songs, performed by Rose Bassett and Ronan Nicholson.  The duo's varied experience in different styles of music creates a unique and highly enjoyable listening experience.

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The Hunter Express
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Hunter Express

Free // Front Bar

The Hunter Express is an indie rock/folk project by Melbourne songwriter Brad Ellis. With an EP in 2016 and a fresh LP just released, let his music take you away this summer. Performing the songs as a trio with gripping instrumentation, unique folk melodies as well as his entrancing live performance will you sold. Join the Hunter Express this Jan at the Wesley Anne. 

 Website // Spotify // Instagram // Youtube

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Mimi Gilbert
Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

Mimi Gilbert

Free // Front Bar

Mimi Gilbert discovered her love for music and performance on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as a teenager. Now having spent the last two years touring consistently in the USA and Europe, she continues to carry her songs and story around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven and with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience.

 Facebook // Spotify // Instagram

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jan
24
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Tiaryn plays the Grand
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Tiaryn plays the Grand

Free // Band Room

From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements.

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Tailor Birds
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Tailor Birds

Free // Front Bar

The Tailor Birds sound is back in Australia, returning from a 5th European summer tour, and Sophie is thrilled to be returning to play the Wesley Anne, almost a year after she left Melbourne to go on the road full time.  Sophie Kinston, front woman, electric violinist and creative force behind the Tailor Birds sound, has had a few minor setbacks including a broken ankle and a suitcase of luggage being thrown out of a coach window, but she is back in full swing.

Having just finished a long stint in the studio in both Holland and Australia, recording the new record, Sophie continues on with the 'Stilts on the Water' tour throughout Australia, in support of the 'White Feather' release in mid Feb, which she now brings to Melbourne.

Many may remember Sophie from the Rosie Burgess trio, but you can now catch her in one of her only Melbourne appearances for the year.  This is thrilling electric violin, world folk at its' finest, and music at its' most raw.  Weaving through classical, experimental and folk inspirations, Tailor Birds builds an audience that is as diverse as much as it is one, telling tales about love, loss, hopes, dreams, that anything is possible.  Connecting their people to something good again, in a world that is constantly changing, this is music to inspire, ignite the spirit, and challenge our inner most desires.

 

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The Hunter Express
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Hunter Express

Free // Front Bar

The Hunter Express is an indie rock/folk project by Melbourne songwriter Brad Ellis. With an EP in 2016 and a fresh LP just released, let his music take you away this summer. Performing the songs as a trio with gripping instrumentation, unique folk melodies as well as his entrancing live performance will you sold. Join the Hunter Express this Jan at the Wesley Anne. 

 Website // Spotify // Instagram // Youtube

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Mimi Gilbert
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

Mimi Gilbert

Free // Front Bar

Mimi Gilbert discovered her love for music and performance on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as a teenager. Now having spent the last two years touring consistently in the USA and Europe, she continues to carry her songs and story around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven and with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience.

 Facebook // Spotify // Instagram

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Still Water
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Still Water

Free // Front Bar

Still Water sounds like sultry Territorian warmth meets mid-winter urban folk-song. The collaboration between the two classically trained multi-instrumentalists began in 2015, and Alice and Jhana have since gone on to perform at festivals and venues around Melbourne and regional Victoria. Through close-knit harmonies combined with lilting instrumentals, Still Water brings you original folk and country music.

Facebook 

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SHOL
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

SHOL

Free // Front Bar

SHOL’s compositions cover from hard bop and free jazz to world music and funky soul grooves. This uniquely Australian ensemble explores a range of emotions and sounds. SHOL performances  aim to engage the listener’s unique music experiences from the past up to this present day living in Melbourne, Australia. The music is distilled through the musicians’ hearts and minds, creating aesthetic melodic themes and bold improvisations.

Facebook // Website // Soundcloud // Album Review

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jan
17
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Mimi Gilbert
Jan
14
4:00 PM16:00

Mimi Gilbert

Free // Front Bar

Mimi Gilbert discovered her love for music and performance on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as a teenager. Now having spent the last two years touring consistently in the USA and Europe, she continues to carry her songs and story around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven and with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience.

 Facebook // Spotify // Instagram

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Alister Turrill
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Alister Turrill

Free // Front Bar

“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

He’s shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

The past twelve months have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour (including a well-received slot on the Roaming Buskers Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017) and first European shows.

Following his award winning 2013 debut album 'Reverence & Resonance, and 2015 single release 'Road To The Grave', Alister has released a brand new EP, 'A Toast To Better Times'.
A stripped-back modern folk/country-blues record where the quality of his songwriting is bared for all. 
Honest, Flawed, Gravel-Throated Folkin' Blues awaits.

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Graeme James
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Graeme James

Band Room // $18 pre here // $20 door 

Starting off busking on the street of Wellington, the hard work of seasoned folk musician Graeme James has certainly paid off. His first original album ‘News From Nowhere’, out in September 2016, rose to number 3 on the NZ Album Charts and was a finalist in the NZ Vodafone Music Folk Album of The Year 2017. His captivating show is one not to be missed- with electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, beats and vocals, he is a true one man band. 

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James Hickey Trio
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

James Hickey Trio

Free // Front Bar

Hickey is a bold performer who strives to go beyond the realm of public recital and into the spectrum of entertainer. He is both light-hearted and heavy handed in his approach to song writing, throwing the first punch and taking the last hit. Watch the pop-groove flow down the sidewalk, feel your toes tap out the inner urban rhythm and catch yourself humming his tunes all the way home.

Youtube // Website // Facebook

 

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Yasukazu Kano
Jan
11
8:00 PM20:00

Yasukazu Kano

Bandroom // $20

Yasukazu Kano draws his musical inspiration from the beautiful nature of Sado Island. He can make the Japanese bamboo flute sing like the birds and sound like the ocean breeze and the forest wind. Kano's melodies are simple and expressive, and his original compositions showcase the blend of traditional and modern, incorporating Japanese scales and rhythms, jazz improvisation, African rhythms and classical music. Kano is always eager to explore new possibilities in music, and welcomes opportunities to collaborate with artists across the musical spectrum.

Facebook // Instagram

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Ben Delves Trio
Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

Ben Delves Trio

Free // Front Bar

Getting back to their jazz roots, Ben Delves (Entropy Quartet, Low Down Big Band), Monty Shnier and Ollie Cox (Pat Coyle Band), bring an afternoon of classics to the Wesley Anne in January.

Taking inspiration from the early hard bop combos, and the occasional beer, the Trio will shake off your New Year hangover and get you set. Their lush arrangements, rollicking tempos, repertoire of smash hits from the last century, and the occasional original, are the tonic you’ll need.

Website

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Kelly Brouhaha + Rose Zita + Thomson
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Kelly Brouhaha + Rose Zita + Thomson

Band Room // $20 - tickets here

Just outside of Tamworth NSW, beyond a river, lies a place which holds a deep meaning in the hearts of Australian country music songwriters. Earlier this year, Kelly Brouhaha, Rose Zita Falko and Andrew Thomson met on a sheep station called The DAG where each July established musicians pass on their craft to the next generation, but this January will see these three emerging artists take that magic from the DAG along Australia’s East Coast. 

This combination of talented artists will lift your spirits as each play to their unique strengths. Country Blues artist Kelly Brouhaha’s uplifting music is more than a simple band-aid to the blues. The South Australian artist spreads an infectious positivity with her comedic sensibility and soul inspired roots tunes, fresh from opening in 2017 for Cat Stevens, Stevie Nicks and Beccy Cole. 

Victoria’s Rose Zita Falko’s music is fuelled by a love of story telling, her songs reflect an understanding of ‘lifescapes’ of both city and country. Her music has been tagged as ‘western noir’ with an added description of Americana rawness meets sophisticated jazz and soul tones. 2018 will see the release of her debut EP. 

From Queensland, Thomson brings an enthralling voice well beyond his years with a style crafted in the realms of bluegrass, Americana and alt country. His debut EP “We are Wolves”, produced by Matt Fell enjoyed success in 2017 reaching #1 on the iTunes country music charts. 

This tour comes with its own unique character, featuring the work of all 3 artists, as well as sharing their recent collaborative efforts. There will be heartfelt stories, masterful harmonies and grooving guitar riffs along with a camaraderie that’s created when talented musicians come together. 
 

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Alister Turrill
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

Alister Turrill

Free // Front Bar

“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

He’s shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

The past twelve months have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour (including a well-received slot on the Roaming Buskers Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017) and first European shows.

Following his award winning 2013 debut album 'Reverence & Resonance, and 2015 single release 'Road To The Grave', Alister has released a brand new EP, 'A Toast To Better Times'.
A stripped-back modern folk/country-blues record where the quality of his songwriting is bared for all. 
Honest, Flawed, Gravel-Throated Folkin' Blues awaits.

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TAWLS
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

TAWLS

Band Room // $10 at the door

TAWLS is the love-child of singer/songwriter Anna-Katarina (Wonderchild) and pianist/producer Ronan (Little Seal). The project is a treasure chest of original songs and stories which draw on a mix of folk, pop and electronica. Their first single '2 + 2' was met with rave reviews.

 "I'd consider it a personal favour if you released another song soon please" - Tommy Faith (JJJ unearthed).

Now, fresh from an inspiring 6 months writing, recording and living in the creative hub of Berlin, TAWLS are coming to Australia to tour in support of their new single 'SeeSaw'. It's a melting pot of influences; textural production, rich vocal layers and unexpected rhythmic punctuations, a warm gooey mix of Regina Spector, Sufjan Stevens and Tune-Yards. 

Triple J unearthed // Spotify // Facebook

Supports:

Jack the Fox // LOSUMO

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James Hickey Trio
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

James Hickey Trio

Free // Front Bar

Hickey is a bold performer who strives to go beyond the realm of public recital and into the spectrum of entertainer. He is both light-hearted and heavy handed in his approach to song writing, throwing the first punch and taking the last hit. Watch the pop-groove flow down the sidewalk, feel your toes tap out the inner urban rhythm and catch yourself humming his tunes all the way home.

Youtube // Website // Facebook

 

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Albi & The Wolves
Jan
4
6:00 PM18:00

Albi & The Wolves

Free // Front Bar

Albi & The Wolves is comprised of Chris Dent (Albi), Pascal Roggen and Micheal Young who play acoustic guitar, electric violin and double bass respectively. Their performances are dynamic and their style is possibly the most soulful folk made in New Zealand. Each performance, be it a foot stomping bar or a theater, is laced with humor that translates from the banter to the music itself. Each show is different and interactive so be sure to come see them play this Thursday at the Wesley Anne as part of their first ever Australian tour!

Facebook //  Website // Spotify

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Thursby Sings Français
Dec
30
6:00 PM18:00

Thursby Sings Français

Free // Front Bar

Floyd Thursby, lead singer of acclaimed gypsy jazz quartet La Mauvaise Réputation, sings his favourites from France’s rich tradition of chanson, and from the cheesiest French pop of the 60s and 70s. Une voix, une guitare, beaucoup de fromage.

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Anna Morley
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Anna Morley

Free // Front Bar

Anna Morley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Berlin. Her music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of electro-acoustic vibes with ambient overtones, woven together by fresh minimal grooves". On stage Anna blends a unique gamut of instrumentation including the vibraphone, vocals, keys and electronic beats and samples within her compositions. 

After completing her musical studies in Australia, Anna made the move to Europe, where she spent seven years in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired by the city of warmth and chill, Anna wrote and released both her debut EP "Character" (2009, Gazebo Music) and album "Red Balance" (2011). Since relocating to Berlin, Anna has recorded and released "Water Door" (2013) and most recently "Treasure Pleasure" (2016, Cult Classic Records).

Website //  Discography //  Anna Morley - Today the Heart // Anna Morley & Kaio Moraes Live // Facebook 


 

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Kimba & Ryan
Dec
28
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba & Ryan

Free // Front Bar

Kimba & Ryan are a husband and wife jazz duo. Kimba and Ryan fell in love over music and since then, they've embarked on a musical journey best described as ‘sublimely haphazard’.


Both Kimba and Ryan are regular fixtures in the Melbourne jazz scene (when not busy birthing and raising their family band members), and have played all the major jazz venues in town

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Anna Morley
Dec
22
6:00 PM18:00

Anna Morley

Free // Front Bar

Anna Morley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Berlin. Her music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of electro-acoustic vibes with ambient overtones, woven together by fresh minimal grooves". On stage Anna blends a unique gamut of instrumentation including the vibraphone, vocals, keys and electronic beats and samples within her compositions. 

After completing her musical studies in Australia, Anna made the move to Europe, where she spent seven years in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired by the city of warmth and chill, Anna wrote and released both her debut EP "Character" (2009, Gazebo Music) and album "Red Balance" (2011). Since relocating to Berlin, Anna has recorded and released "Water Door" (2013) and most recently "Treasure Pleasure" (2016, Cult Classic Records).

Website //  Discography //  Anna Morley - Today the Heart // Anna Morley & Kaio Moraes Live // Facebook 


 

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Kimba & Ryan
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba & Ryan

Free // Front Bar

Kimba & Ryan are a husband and wife jazz duo. Kimba and Ryan fell in love over music and since then, they've embarked on a musical journey best described as ‘sublimely haphazard’.


Both Kimba and Ryan are regular fixtures in the Melbourne jazz scene (when not busy birthing and raising their family band members), and have played all the major jazz venues in town

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Keycember - David Bramble
Dec
18
7:00 PM19:00

Keycember - David Bramble

Jazz standards, pop specials and fine food and wine. Perfect to start off the week or finish off the weekend.
Let David Bramble s(m)oothe away your worries as you indulge in a warm bath of surprisingly familiar sentiment. Cheesy is not a dirty word in these sessions so pull up a wine as Mr Bramble puts his soul on a platter.
It's FREE and its from 7 to 9 and its on a grand piano. You don't have to be quiet so let me be the soundtrack to a warm catchup with old friends or a cool dressdown with some new enemies.
Soul Platter™ is a registered trademark.

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Beers & Carols
Dec
17
5:30 PM17:30

Beers & Carols

Everyone is invited to join together to sing carols as we draw near Christmas. We will choose songs, sing and feast together in the relaxed setting of the Wesley Anne pub. Bring along your copy of Together in Song or the Australian Hymn Book if you have one. An initiative of Richmond Uniting and Chalice - Northcote Uniting. 

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Tom & Jerry
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Tom & Jerry

Free // Front Bar

Tom and Jerry play blistering fast instrumentals interwoven with tight two-part harmony songs of old.  They both perform regionally and internationally with bands including the Haywood Billy Goats, Knott Family Band, and the New Macedon Rangers.  With a . diverse background in music, they explore old country and bluegrass songs with tragic lyrics and uplifting melodies.  They are both multi-instrumentalists and will take the listener on a journey of instruments played in traditional as well as modern styles while singing timeless vocal harmonies and traditional ballads.  

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Anna Morley
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Anna Morley

Free // Front Bar

Anna Morley is an Australian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Berlin. Her music has been described as "an eclectic fusion of electro-acoustic vibes with ambient overtones, woven together by fresh minimal grooves". On stage Anna blends a unique gamut of instrumentation including the vibraphone, vocals, keys and electronic beats and samples within her compositions. 

After completing her musical studies in Australia, Anna made the move to Europe, where she spent seven years in Barcelona, Spain. Inspired by the city of warmth and chill, Anna wrote and released both her debut EP "Character" (2009, Gazebo Music) and album "Red Balance" (2011). Since relocating to Berlin, Anna has recorded and released "Water Door" (2013) and most recently "Treasure Pleasure" (2016, Cult Classic Records).

Website //  Discography //  Anna Morley - Today the Heart // Anna Morley & Kaio Moraes Live // Facebook 


 

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Vox Chops and The Moonshine Whistlers
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Vox Chops and The Moonshine Whistlers

$15 // $12 conc

Vintage style vocal ensemble Vox Chops present their choral jazz arrangements live with The Moonshine Whistlers.  A small band with a big band sound, the Whistlers bring drums, guitar, double bass, tuba, trumpet and clarinet to compliment the choir’s exciting harmonies with a New Orleans feel.

Under the baton of The Moonshine Whistlers’ front lady Jolene Moran, the choir will perform a cappella, with the band, with featured soloists, duets and in barbershop quartet combinations to offer a showcase of contrasting variety.

Ain't Misbehavin' (Live Music Video)

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Kimba & Ryan
Dec
14
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba & Ryan

Free // Front Bar

Kimba & Ryan are a husband and wife jazz duo. Kimba and Ryan fell in love over music and since then, they've embarked on a musical journey best described as ‘sublimely haphazard’.


Both Kimba and Ryan are regular fixtures in the Melbourne jazz scene (when not busy birthing and raising their family band members), and have played all the major jazz venues in town

View Event →
TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Dec
13
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

View Event →
Keycember - David Bramble
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Keycember - David Bramble

Jazz standards, pop specials and fine food and wine. Perfect to start off the week or finish off the weekend.
Let David Bramble s(m)oothe away your worries as you indulge in a warm bath of surprisingly familiar sentiment. Cheesy is not a dirty word in these sessions so pull up a wine as Mr Bramble puts his soul on a platter.
It's FREE and its from 7 to 9 and its on a grand piano. You don't have to be quiet so let me be the soundtrack to a warm catchup with old friends or a cool dressdown with some new enemies.
Soul Platter™ is a registered trademark.

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